XYZ Machine Tools’ open houses continue to draw in customers both old and new, with the recent event held at its Sheffield showroom continuing that trend. Traditionally these event see the showroom stock sold on a first come – first served basis, with buyers keen to pick up an early bargain.

With the Sheffield showroom being the smallest of XYZ Machine Tools’ five showrooms, with only five machines on display visitors had to be prompt, but once those machines had sold the orders continued to come, with 23 machines being sold on the day valued at just under £1 million.  Like all XYZ showrooms the machines on display cover every control option supplied as standard by the company, these being ProtoTRAK and Siemens. This allows the showroom to provide demonstration and training facilities for local customers.

“The response from customers at this event was brilliant,” says Nigel Atherton, XYZ Machine Tools Managing Director. “This success is backed by continuing good levels of business across our range of machines from a wide variety of customers. Hopefully, this confidence among machine tool buyers and the UK manufacturing sector in general remains for the foreseeable future. We are also seeing strong sales from across Europe, with record numbers being generated.”

XYZ Machine Tools continues to expand its range which goes from entry-level manual machines, through its exclusive ProtoTRAK mills and ProTURN lathes, CNC vertical machining centres and turning centres to large capacity Oil country lathes. Its latest introductions the LR range of vertical machining centres and the highly specified, yet competitively-priced, UMC5X simultaneous, gantry-style, five-axis machines are taking the range in to new areas of development.

The new XYZ LR series of vertical machining centres alongside the recently introduce XYZ UMC-5X simultaneous, gantry-style, five axis machining centre.